Item 02: Alec Donaldson diary, 6 August 1917-24 December 1918 - Page 30

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21st April
12.45 Left Frankfort & spent a most cold & uncomfortable night in the train.
730 A.M. We were taken out & walked to Hotel Kaiserhof Hotel & there had breakfast. Coffee, cheese sub. Meat paste sub. & bread. Entrained again & at 930 arrived at Warburg, & there we were sidetracked until 3 pm. Nobody seemed to know what to do or which way to send us for Fuchsberg. Officer in charge nearly demented. 310 We were, after much shunting attached with a carriage load of German wounded, to a freight train & off we went into the heart of Germany along a typical country line. 6pm At Puderborn the wounded Germans got off for Hospital & we were again sidetracked. After wildly telephoning all over the place the officer had us made a special prisoners train we went off in charge of an engine to ourselves.
930 pm Arrived at Soest & were taken to Station Restaurant for supper much to amusement of some & indignation of others, men & women who were enjoying their evening beer. We had paste on bread & potato salad, coffee & beer finished off with

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